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Jul 19, 2011 4:00am EDT
who police are already investigating. the controversy has forced the head of scotland yard and his deputy to resign over their alleged links to a former murdoch executive. the scandal has reached the highest levels of the british government, with opposition leaders saying the prime minister himself has questions to answer about his close ties to the murdoch empire. >> but at the moment, he seems unable to provide the leadership the country needs. >> reporter: rebekah brooks is a friend and a neighbor to the prime minister. the pair have met repeatedly since cameron took office 14 months ago. the prime minister cut short a trip to africa and called for an emergency session of parliament. in a further twist to the scandal, police found one of the first whistleblowers about hacking dead in his home. police are calling sean hoare's death unexplained, but not suspicious. now the murdochs have been coached by the best pr company in the land. not just on what to say, but how to say it. this is all about damage limitation, taking care of business here, and making sure it doesn't spread to
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
session of parliament about the phone hacking scandal. the head of scotland yard and his deputy have resigned. even prime minister david cameron is under fire. he's a friend and neighbor of former murdock executive rebecca brooks who resigned and is under criminal investigation. >> at the moment, if he's unable to provide the leadership the country needs -- >> and in another twist, police found one of the first whistle-blowers in the case, sean horr, dead at his home. his death is not considered suspicious. while some have called for murdock himself to step down, he is said to have the support of news corp.'s board members. >> today, there will be even more eyes watching the metropolitan branch trail. one group is springing into action after a series of crimes along that eight-mile path between union station and silver spring. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live in northeast with more on the story. good morning, surae. >> good morning to you, mike. so, imagine this, you're on the trail, you're doing your thing. you're walking, jogging or riding your bike to work and the next thin
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
after scotland yard official resigned and a whistle blower that tipped off the scandal was found dead. it is alleged news of the world of hacking into voice mail of celebrities, politicians, murder victims and soldiers killed in action. >>> right now, the guardian angels are out on a section of the metropolitan branch trail. they want to keep cyclists and joggers safe after a wave of attacks. surae chinn is there to show us what's being done. >> the guardian angels have started patrols. they will be for the next few hours. you can see them riding on their bikes right now. they banded together with the police department to have uniformed and undercover officers also increasing their patrols all along the mvp trail. just imagine you're walking along here, the next thing you know, you're staring down the barrel of a gun. the guardian angels think force in numbers can deter crime. >> let the bad guys know that someone is out here watching. it is guardian angels, there's police officers and cameras. your everyday citizen walking by. we're tired of the people getting mugged here. we're goin
CBS
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
that now involves scotland yard, very high-level politicians there. >> cbs news correspondent michelle miller has more on the biggest challenge ever to this powerful media mogul. >> it all shows lack of good judgment. >> reporter: for days, ministers in parliament have called for answers from the man rarely forced to answer anyone. now, rupert murdoch must face british lawmakers in a high-stakes effort to defend himself and his media empire. according to a bloomberg report, the 80-year-old ceo is under growing pressure to step down. and may be replaced by current coo chase kerry. >> they're in big trouble. they have criminal investigations that they have to go through. they have parliamentary investigations and they have a lot of shareholders who are really restless. >> reporter: restless because in the two weeks since the phone hacking scandal broke, stock in murdoch's parent company, news corp, has dropped nearly 15%. a loss of an estimated $6 billion. in 30 years, murdoch transformed a single australian newspaper into the world's second largest media company. worth an estimated $36
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